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State sees another jump in students taking AP exams

The number of Montana high school students who take Advanced Placement exams jumped this year, but the state still trails the nation.

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State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.

October 06, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

By the time Election Day rolls around next month, Marci McLean has a pair of lofty goals in mind: She wants to see 55 percent participation rates among Native American voters living in targeted precincts, and she wants to register 2,000 new Native American voters.

October 05, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Don’t keep disabled Montanans waiting any longer

Montana falls short in serving its disabled residents, compared with other states.

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Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.

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Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

Innovative programs for Billings students young and old were spotlighted Thursday as part of a back-to-school tour by Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent Denise Juneau.

September 04, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…

Montana students to be tested on Common Core

HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle against the new rules in next year's legislative session.

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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State: Schools are ready for new online test

State: Schools are ready for new online test

Last spring’s practice run of a new statewide exam has shown that Montana schools are ready to test students online, state K-12 education officials say.

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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrage of crumpled paper hurled by fellow educators during her conference session on Wednesday.

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State proposes accreditation rules for public pre-K

The state Office of Public Instruction wants to create rules that would govern future public pre-kindergarten programs, should the state legislature allocate funding for early-childhood education, the agency announced Thursday.

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Gazette opinion: Years of waiting after disabled youth leave school

Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.

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Guest opinion: Schools can boost nutrition for all students

No child in Montana should go hungry.

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Guest opinion: Montana math students learn to think for themselves

If I asked you to multiply 12 x 50, would you grab a paper and pencil?

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'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

PRYOR — On a recent weekday, Plenty Coups High School freshman Dani Buffalo sat at his laptop working on an algebra problem in his Integrated Math I class.

May 18, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Don’t be afraid of Montana Common Core

Alarmed that United States has fallen behind other nations in student achievement, some American business leaders convinced state leaders to take action. The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers led the development of new standards, spelling out what …

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Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

High-schoolers on the state Student Advisory Board met for their spring retreat in Billings on Friday and quickly got to work on solving all the world’s problems.

April 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.

March 18, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…
Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

HELENA — Students won’t be sharpening number two pencils to take the state standardized test this spring.

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